Pregnancy Oils and Vaginal Stretching Technique

Aromatherapy Labour Massage Oil

This oil is to be used from week 20. It should be applied daily over the abdomen, breasts, waist, hips and buttocks. This oil prevents the development of stretch marks. It is absorbed and helps the elasticity of the underlying tissues. It is also anti-inflammatory and helps to relieve the aches and pains caused by the stretching of the lower back muscles and pelvic ligaments.

We sell two formulations:

  • An Ayurvedic formulation
  • An Aromatherapy formulation which is lighter and floral in scent

Perineal and Vaginal Oil

To be used from 36 weeks to birth. This oil assists the birth by helping the perineum to expand smoothly during birth. Many mothers have reported that using the oil has helped them to have an intact perineum after giving birth.

Vaginal Preparation for birth – Stretching technique
After 36 weeks of pregnancy, Dr Motha also recommends that mothers perform a specially devised massage that helps soften and stretch the lower vaginal tissues ready for birthing. It also shortens the pushing stage and reduces vaginal and perineal trauma. Dr Motha can teach this technique to you during an appointment with her, or alternatively it is described fully in our book, The Gentle Birth Method – month by month programme.

Click here to see instruction videos on Vaginal Stretch